May 20, 2022

President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative Promises to Tackle Climate Injustice – But It Needs to Do Better for Communities of Color

New federal and state laws and policies require government agencies to invest in environmental justice populations. The details behind these requirements must recognize the primary predictor to experience environmental burdens: race. CLF is working to ensure that government investments reach the populations who have endured the brunt of pollution and other consequences of climate change.

Joe Biden speaks to a crowd
Apr 08, 2022

Community Servings

This case study provides an overview of the featured partner, Community Servings, and the impact they expect to see on community, health and the environment. Community Servings provides home-delivered, medically-tailored, nutritious, scratch-made meals to chronically and critically ill individuals and their families to maintain health and dignity, and to reduce healthcare costs.

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Apr 08, 2022

Stop and Compare

This case study provides an overview of the featured partner, Stop and Compare, and the impact they expect to see on community, health and the environment. Stop and Compare is a Latinx, family-owned-and-operated supermarket business that offers high quality and diverse foods at affordable prices and is known for providing a strong cultural connection for Latinx customers.

Apr 08, 2022

Southside Community Land Trust

This case study provides an overview of the featured partner, Southside Community Land Trust, and the impact they expect to see on community, health and the environment. Southside Community Land Trust provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Rhode Island can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally-produced, affordable and healthy food is available to all.

Jan 04, 2022

Conservation Matters: Fall 2021

CLF’s unique social investment funds flip that script. With our business, philanthropic, and community partners, we have created a national model for ensuring that change is led by the people already living in a neighborhood, united by a common vision for their future.

Dec 29, 2021

HealthScore Metrics

HealthScore is a screening tool that offers a holistic and actionable vision for healthy, inclusive, and sustainable housing and mixed-use development. CLF uses HealthScore to understand neighborhood context and screen potential investments for its Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund.  Our scorecard is a model for how to measure and track the ways that real estate development… Continue reading HealthScore Metrics

CLF HealthScore
Jul 13, 2021

Healthy Neighborhoods Fund Gets Major Boost

“Too many communities in Greater Boston have been plagued with disinvestment and unhealthy homes for generations,” said Maggie Super Church, Vice President of Healthy and Resilient Communities at Conservation Law Foundation. “Old, entrenched investment models for housing and small business exclude low-income communities and worsen disparities in health and sustainability. This investment from Dana-Farber will lead to healthier, more resilient neighborhoods and we can’t wait to get to work.”

Jun 07, 2021

The Future of Development is Community-Led

On Talbot Avenue in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, a new apartment building is bucking the gentrification trend. Developed in partnership with the people already living in the area, 191 Talbot Avenue adds 14 new homes to Dorchester’s housing stock. Rents here lock at rates below market price, allowing neighbors to stay in their community.